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I actually changed my mind the guy on ebay had another cnc'd metal boser extension so I picked that up instead, pics below are what it should look after I get a body shop to do the install.
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That looks good! I'd love to get one but I'm caught up in ECU issues. Somebody screwed with my 01 1.8t computer and it just reads N/A for all my monitors. Once that's fixed I'll move on to cosmetics. What are you guys doin with the hood release lever? I've never seen one that's done right. Alway kinda hacked with wires and strings. Anybody make a kit for that?
 

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I need two dings taken out of my hood and I was thinking about doing the boser because I have a reason to do so. Anyone know what a competitive price should be to paint a hood at a body shop?
There's a ton of variables as far as price goes and if you're planning on having them do the extension and fix dings. In my area a simple re-spray of a hood would probably be between $400 and $600 depending on the shop. $600 would be a high number around here but I've heard worse. I couldn't begin to guess what it would cost with the extension and dent repair though. I do all my own paint and body work and have for years so I know it's more involved than it appears unless you've done it yourself. Hell I under estimate time and labor on my own stuff all the time. In any case do some asking around and check some prices before you just drop it off to be done.
 

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I need two dings taken out of my hood and I was thinking about doing the boser because I have a reason to do so. Anyone know what a competitive price should be to paint a hood at a body shop?
I asked around last summer due to rock chips in my paint. All I can tell you is $waymorethanyouthinkitshouldcost. I did get quotes between $500 and $1000 depending on what was being done. For example, changing the hood color is easier than matching it so it costs less. From my understanding, this is because yeah, they can match your paint code, but not the years of fading/wear so they have to blend it with the surrounding area which is more work or course. The way I found to help out cost, as it was suggested to me, was to do the prep work yourself. The sanding and what not takes a long time and those are shop dollars being billed. So if you can do some of that yourself, it makes it less expensive.
 

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There is a way to "match" the surrounding paint. First off the paint is under the clear coat so them telling you that the paint is fading they should be implying the clearcoat is fading. When it comes to matching your paint color they dont actually match but blend the paint, when the painter starts to lay paint they dust/fade color on the area that has either been repaired or needs the paint. Then dust the paint in the direction towards the older paint. It allows the color to blend and when done right with paint that matches its almost invisible. Then they just clear the painted area of course and what I would do is have the whole car then wet sanded and buffed and it would look good as it can.

Changing the color of the car is a fine idea if that's what you want but I would choose a stock color of another car from whatever brand and use the color code that way if you ever have damage on the car you can have the paint made for the car and can use the color code to grab the some paint. What I did for my GTI.
 

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There is a way to "match" the surrounding paint. First off the paint is under the clear coat so them telling you that the paint is fading they should be implying the clearcoat is fading. When it comes to matching your paint color they dont actually match but blend the paint, when the painter starts to lay paint they dust/fade color on the area that has either been repaired or needs the paint. Then dust the paint in the direction towards the older paint. It allows the color to blend and when done right with paint that matches its almost invisible. Then they just clear the painted area of course and what I would do is have the whole car then wet sanded and buffed and it would look good as it can.

Changing the color of the car is a fine idea if that's what you want but I would choose a stock color of another car from whatever brand and use the color code that way if you ever have damage on the car you can have the paint made for the car and can use the color code to grab the some paint. What I did for my GTI.
Yep...This is what was quoted to me as about a G for my hood...a HOOD...To me, that's excessive but there are a TON of factors that go into that like your hourly wage, whether or not you're showing the car, if your parents like paying for body work, etc...I don't get money like that (unfortunately) so to me, that wasn't an option. In fact, I still like the dude I saw at NAMJAM that painted his hood in Rhino liner just so he didn't get paint chips...EVER.
 

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There is a way to "match" the surrounding paint. First off the paint is under the clear coat so them telling you that the paint is fading they should be implying the clearcoat is fading. When it comes to matching your paint color they dont actually match but blend the paint, when the painter starts to lay paint they dust/fade color on the area that has either been repaired or needs the paint. Then dust the paint in the direction towards the older paint. It allows the color to blend and when done right with paint that matches its almost invisible. Then they just clear the painted area of course and what I would do is have the whole car then wet sanded and buffed and it would look good as it can.

Changing the color of the car is a fine idea if that's what you want but I would choose a stock color of another car from whatever brand and use the color code that way if you ever have damage on the car you can have the paint made for the car and can use the color code to grab the some paint. What I did for my GTI.
I would love to change the color of my car. But how do they go about painting the door jambs and all the spots like under the hood and such? I would love my car in white, but I'll be damned if I had Blue door jambs and such haha
 

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Yep...This is what was quoted to me as about a G for my hood...a HOOD...To me, that's excessive but there are a TON of factors that go into that like your hourly wage, whether or not you're showing the car, if your parents like paying for body work, etc...I don't get money like that (unfortunately) so to me, that wasn't an option. In fact, I still like the dude I saw at NAMJAM that painted his hood in Rhino liner just so he didn't get paint chips...EVER.
Like the chunky black stuff?!
 

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I would love to change the color of my car. But how do they go about painting the door jambs and all the spots like under the hood and such?
They charge a lot more.

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Yep...This is what was quoted to me as about a G for my hood...a HOOD...To me, that's excessive but there are a TON of factors that go into that like your hourly wage, whether or not you're showing the car, if your parents like paying for body work, etc...I don't get money like that (unfortunately) so to me, that wasn't an option. In fact, I still like the dude I saw at NAMJAM that painted his hood in Rhino liner just so he didn't get paint chips...EVER.
Lucky for me my dad is a painter. So I would prep the car and buy all the materials that where needed and then I just found a time he wasn't too busy and had him shoot it.

I never got hand outs so I know what you mean.

I would love to change the color of my car. But how do they go about painting the door jambs and all the spots like under the hood and such? I would love my car in white, but I'll be damned if I had Blue door jambs and such haha
The proper way is dissembling the whole car and having all that painted then reassembled, thus why it comes out so expensive. You have Removal and installation plus Repair if need and then paint. All of those get factored hours and then each hour has a price.

You CAN tape up your door jams and paint them close the doors and then paint the outside, its not unheard of but it leaves a fine line edge where the tape ends. Can be sanded down and buffed but it can be found.

And removing the hood on our cars is really simple, so that one shouldn't be much of a problem.
 

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That's why paint is dead and vinyl wrapping and plasti dip has taken over!!!

I was thinking about having my hood extension installed but not painted just primed so I can either plasti dip or vinyl wrap the whole car.

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Careful with leaving body panels in primer, some primers don't "seal" being as they allow water to pass through them, so the problem becomes that it ends up keeping water rusting the metal faster. Buy good primer.
 
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